TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 27, 2016

Citing a recent ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tennessee League of Women Voters and the Demos Law Firm are calling on Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to change the way the state purges inactive voters from registration lists. The federal appeals court ruled last month that the state of Ohio violated the National Voter Registration Act when it cancelled registrations of citizens who had not voted since 2008 and did not respond to a letter requesting confirmation of their addresses. The groups tell the Times Free Press they have not yet received a response from Hargett.